This is a real life career change story from being a Programmer to an Alternative Health Practitioner.
Q1: What was the driver for the change?
A1: Passion for healing. I attended a workshop with a healer and got hooked. At the same time, my current programming contract was coming to an end. I was ready for a change.
Q2: How did you make the transition?
A2: I went through a training program and completed an internship.
Q3: What education or training did you get?
A3: I went through a specialized training program.
Q4: What do you like the most about your new career?
A4: The feeling that you get when you help a person to get well. It is a very powerful feeling.
Q5: What will you do differently?
A5: Will do the same.
Q6: What advice will you give to people who want to change careers?
A6: Take a deep breath. Prepare yourself for tough times (possible loss of income, status, etc.). Evaluate what you are doing and establish goals. Define your worst case scenario and have a Plan B. Every transition has its own challenges.
If you had a great career change experience, go ahead and share it. We can all use an inspiration. If you had a difficult experience, please share it as well. It will help others to make better choices for them.To share your story please take the Career Change Experience Questionnaire.